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Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics, and a member of the intelligent transport research cluster at the University of Portsmouth. I have PhD and MSC degrees in Transportation Engineering and a BSc degree in Civil Engineering.

I have around 12 years of academic and engineering experience in 4 countries (Iran, Turkey, Slovenia, and the UK). I have collaborated in interdisciplinary research and technical projects with academic/business partners in the UK and worldwide. 

I have been also involved in many local traffic and transportation projects such as conventional and smart junction design, traffic impact studies, and transportation master plan studies. I was acting as a management committee member from Slovenia, in EU COST Action CA16222: Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport.

Since 2021, I have been leading the "Travel Behaviour Change Modelling" workstream for the Solent FTZ Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) project which is funded by the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

Research Interests

Traffic Engineering:

  • Microscopic and mesoscopic traffic simulation,
  • Public transport priority methods (bus lane, transit signal priority)
  • Conventional and smart junction design (adaptive signal control)
  • Traffic impact studies

Transport planning and modelling:

  • Macroscopic transport network modelling
  • Travel behaviour modelling using statistical and econometric models (discrete choice modelling considering observed and unobserved heterogeneity)
  • Travel behaviour change monitoring and evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Evaluating Individuals' attitudes towards emerging transportation systems:
    • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
    • Shared Mobility Modes: bike-sharing, scooter-sharing, car-sharing, carpooling
    • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
    • Demand Responsive Transit (DRT)
  • Demand Modelling and Market Analysis: Willingness to Pay and Market Share analysis for new products/services

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

3 Sep 201423 Sep 2019

Award Date: 23 Sep 2019

External positions

Researcher and Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana

1 Oct 201730 Mar 2021

Head of Technical Office, Yeditepe Construction Company

1 Jul 201530 Aug 2017

Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University

1 Oct 201430 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • Travel behavior Modeling
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Shared Mobility Modes
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Transport Planning and Modeling
  • TF Railroad engineering and operation
  • Railway design
  • Railway engineering

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